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Managing Forests within a Watershed: The Importance of Stewardship

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Four years after its inception an outreach campaign promoting forest stewardship in south-central Connecticut was carefully evaluated. Results emphasize that efforts may be directed to promoting a simpler and more autonomous form of resource inventory and forest stewardship planning than many forestry specialists might originally envision. Evaluation methods used to measure the success of outreach efforts should recognize a continuum of possible outcomes, not simply the ideal.

Keywords: communication; education; environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; natural resource management; natural resources; public relations

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: 1: Associate Professor Department of Communication, Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT, 06050, 2: Stewardship Program Forester University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System, Haddam

Publication date: 2001-08-01

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
    Ranking: 22 of 66 in forestry

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